The family prospered in its new home, and Tom the Elder’s achievements included working with Robert E. Simon to create RESton, Virginia. As year followed year of urban commutes and urban sprawl, Tom the Elder foresaw the growth of the eastern seaboard’s Megalopolis. Suffocating urbanites, he knew, would turn to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a breath of fresh air, a moment to decompress, an opportunity to “see two trees together.” And this outdoorsman, avid hunter, farmer and urban planner, had a dream:
to create a corner of paradise for people like himself, who yearned for clean air, blue skies, and scenery so lovely that God stood it on edge so we could appreciate it better.
Meet one man who’s living his dream -- and likes nothing better than sharing it with you!
 To form a plural in Chinese, you paint an ideogram twice. Two trees = forest.